What makes a good book review? In this podcast, Infopeople’s book guy, Michael Cart, gives you the lowdown. Using this article from the New York Times Book Review as a jumping off point, Michael talks about his experiences as a critic and book reviewer – and what it takes to be good at both of these endeavors.
In this podcast, Infopeople’s resident book reviewer Michael Cart talks about why literary criticism matters — or doesn’t. He lets Mark Twain have the last word.
Citations from this podcast:
- James Ryerson. “The Philosophical Novel.” New York Times. 1/20/11
- “Why Criticism Matters.” New York Times. 1/2/11
- Essays by Elif Batuman, Sam Anderson, Pankaj Mishra, Adam Kirsch, Stephen Burn, and Katie Roiphe
- Mark Twain. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN. Vol. 1. 2010